There are 7 ways to get from Rochester to Columbus by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh 1537 / ...

$56 - $96

Cheapest option

Bus Barons Bus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo, Ny 252 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH Schedules 0010 and 0011

$44 - $121

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Bus via Cleveland, Oh  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Cleveland, Oh 248
  2. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh 1537 / ...

$49 - $122

Drive  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Rochester to Columbus 396.5 miles

$35 - $60

Fly Rochester to Columbus  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Columbus (CMH) ROC - CMH

$193 - $406

Bus to Buffalo, fly to Columbus  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Columbus (CMH) BUF - CMH

$165 - $434

Fly Rochester to Dayton, bus  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Rochester (ROC) to Dayton (DAY) ROC - DAY
  2. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Columbus, Oh

$158 - $765

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Columbus is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Columbus is to fly which costs $190 - $410 and takes 5 h.

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The distance between Rochester and Columbus is 357 miles. The road distance is 396.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 35 min to get from Rochester to Columbus, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rochester to Columbus. However, there are services departing from Rochester, Ny and arriving at Columbus, Oh via Cleveland, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 4 min.

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There are 222+ hotels available in Columbus. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Rochester to Columbus bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at South Station.

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Map of how to get from Rochester to Columbus.
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  • Distance: 357.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 35 min

What companies run services between Rochester, NY, USA and Columbus, OH, USA?

You can take a bus from Rochester to Columbus via Cleveland, Oh in around 8 h 4 min. Alternatively, Delta, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Rochester to Columbus hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Columbus via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Rochester to Dayton via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Rochester to Dayton via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Rochester to Dayton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Rochester to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to Columbus via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Columbus via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Columbus via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Rochester to Dayton via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Rochester to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Rochester to Dayton via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to Columbus via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Columbus via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Rochester to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Rochester to Dayton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Rochester to Dayton via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Buffalo to Columbus via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Columbus via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Rochester to Columbus via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Rochester Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Business Seat
$68
Bedroom
$550 - $590
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Columbus, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
baronsbus.com

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